Best-Performing Cities
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Large Cities 2015

Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL MSA

Overall Rank: 194      Population: 382,268

The 2015 Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Index ranks U.S. metropolitan areas by how well they are creating and sustaining jobs and economic growth. The components include job, wage and salary, and technology growth. In most years, these give a good indication of the underlying structural performance of regional economics.

Metro's Performance in Each Index Component

Component 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1 114  101  158  172  184  189  97.85 
1-yr Job Growth2 120  127  189  192  191  189  92.29 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3 71  57  57  90  134  186  97.28 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4 26  74  110  176  190  177  91.76 
Short-Term Job Growth5 191  178  175  200  199  149  9932.58% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6 93  115  96  153  145  149  97.88 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7 164  81  173  166  67  152  88.67 
High-Tech GDP LQ8 161  153  159  165  164  165  0.47 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19 160  161  163  144  143  144  2.0 

2014-2015 Growth Comparison (by score)